presented by Edythe A. Strand
Financial: Edythe Strand receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Edythe Strand has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Edythe A. Strand, PhD, F-ASHA
Dr. Edythe Strand is an emeritus Professor in the Mayo College of Medicine and former Head of the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Strand’s research has focused on developmental, acquired and progressive apraxia of speech, and issues related to intelligibility and comprehensibility in degenerative dysarthria.…Read full bio
1. Definitions and Taxonomy
Identifying the most appropriate label and corresponding mechanisms behind dysfunction is an important challenge for therapists who assess and treat children experiencing motor speech disorders. This chapter will offer clarity on the taxonomies and underlying mechanisms behind dysarthria and apraxia of speech in children.
The second chapter of this course will describe and evaluate the tools needed to assign the most appropriate and actionable label to motor speech symptoms in children. Emphasis is placed on identifying key diagnostic markers
3. Interpretation of Assessment Data
The final chapter of this course will provide instruction necessary for making correct and actionable interpretation of data gathered via the procedures outlined in chapter two. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills to several case studies based on actual clinical situations.
4. Question and Answer
Dr. Strand will sit down with a practicing speech language pathologist to discuss key considerations around the assessment and treatment of pediatric motors speech disorders.